Health

Health Benefits of a Blue Space

This summer, many people will spend more time outdoors, which is beneficial both physically and mentally. Have you noticed how relaxed you feel at the beach? There’s a reason for it. Time spent at the beach is particularly good for you. Known as blue space, the sound, smell, and visual impact of the water can […]

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How to Cope When Hope is Your Only Option: Jim Stavis

We’ve all felt hopeful at certain points in our lives. One local Calabasas resident, CEO, author, and remarkable three-time organ recipient Jim Stavis has managed to maintain a positive outlook throughout his life. Fighting diabetes since childhood, he continues to believe anything is possible with the right mental attitude. CEO of a successful Southern California […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: July/August

Q: I can save money if I switch my medication to the generic, however I am concerned it may not be as effective. Are generics as good as the brand names? A: A generic medicine works in the same way and provides the same clinical benefit as its brand-name version. This standard applies to all […]

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Help Kick Cancer with Vitamin K

Mainstream medicine’s ongoing battle with cancer has mostly been limited to the two c’s, cutting and chemotherapy, frequently followed by radiation. These invasive therapies are not preventative; they’re attempted only after the cancer has been diagnosed. More natural methods, such as vitamin C and vitamin K supplementation, may also help tame the wild beast before […]

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Ask the Pharmacist

Q: I received a shingles shot a couple years ago. Do i need to get the new version too? A: Since you received a shingles vaccine, I assume you are over 50. The new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, approved by the FDA in December 2017, is recommended for healthy adults over 50, regardless of prior vaccination. Shingles, or herpes […]

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Ask the Pharmacist

Q: I have heard about the health benefits of essential oils. Do they really work? A: Essential oils are naturally occurring, powerful, aromatic compounds that hold incredible benefits for our health and well-being. When you open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent. Unique properties make essential oils ideal […]

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Calabasas Dental Spa

Advanced Dental Care in a Spa-Like Environment Imagine if visiting your dentist felt as rewarding as a trip to the local spa. At Calabasas Dental Spa, Tania Baker, DDS, changes the way her patients feel. With her holistic approach to dentistry, patients experience a relaxing and comforting environment supported by a warm and friendly staff. […]

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Experience Compassionate Care for Women by Women at

Westlake Women’s HEALTH SPECIALISTS At Westlake Women’s Health Specialists in Westlake Village, Dr. Stephanie Mandelman and her staff are focused on providing the finest care for women of all ages. This women’s health group was established with the commitment to provide expert, compassionate, and personalized care with attention to the unique needs of each individual. […]

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What is Normal Forgetfulness

We are all so busy these days that there are times we feel like we are losing our minds. We forget things and go downstairs only to realize we don’t remember why we are there. How many times have we gone to the grocery store for just a few things and our mind goes blank […]

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

The aloe vera succulent plant has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Aloe vera juice is thick and not bad tasting, yet it is best when cold. It can be served alone or also be added to smoothies or mixed with other juices. Most people only think of treating sunburns with aloe but drinking […]

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

As I lay wide awake at 2:00 a.m., I found myself reaching for the familiar melatonin supplements to put me back to sleep and wondering about how melatonin really works and if it is as safe as they say. More than three million adults and a half a million children take  melatonin, and that number […]

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Fran Drescher’s Health Summit

We were looking forward to the Health Summit, and it did not disappoint. It was moved to a larger venue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion due to the demand for more people who wanted to become medical consumers. What does that even really mean? It means taking back control of your life. The host, Fran […]

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